A Kaduna-based health training institution Umaru Dangaladima School of Health Technology penultimate Wednesday matriculated its second set of students for 2020/2021 session.
At the ceremony which held at the school’s premises in Unguwar Dosa, Kaduna, a total of 109 students were matriculated.
Former Governor of Zamfara State Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi served as the chairman of the occasion. In his speech, Shinkafi said the accreditation of the school last year was no mean achievement, adding that the importance of producing health professionals in Nigeria cannot be overemphasised.
While congratulating the matriculated students, the former Governor urged them to make good use of the opportunity they have so as to achieve their respective aims.
Royal father of the day Madakin Zazzau Munir Jaafaru represented by Alhaji Muhammad Sadiq.
In his own speech, which was read on his behalf, the proprietor of the school Alhaji Hassan Umar said “Umaru Dangaladima School of Health Technology is a fully accredited school that is registered with all the relevant regulatory bodies as approved by the government of the federation.
“Our lecturers are well trained and qualified to satisfy the standard requirement of academic staff everywhere in Nigeria. Our practical and demonstration materials are fully in place for the knowledge advancement of our students.
“The school is established primarily to increase the number of health care givers and allied health workers for the promotion and development of health care services in Kaduna State and Nigeria at large because Govenrment alone cannot do it all due to the increase demand of health personnels and their service, for prevention of disease and physical well-being of individuals.
“The school which ran only two course last year is today running about 4 to 5 departments through the help of Allah. Academics and moral activities is adequately in place particularly in the areas of punctuality, prompt payment of school fees as well as security and welfare of the students.
“Hostels for male and female students are already provided to ease transport fares and reduce the lateness to school by the students. I must command the management staff towards their brilliant ideas and initiative of moving the school forward. I am personally prepared to render all the necessary support and guidance for the solid and continued development of the school.
“Staff salary, part-time allowances and other remuneration are always paid as at when due. The staff strength is on the increase because last year with two department we were offering about 25 courses with about 10 part-time lecturers every semester while now we are having about 35 lecturers to cover about 65 courses every semester.”
He said the school will soon embark on structural development where a multi-functional building complex will be provided for the conducive need of the staff and students of the school. “The building when completed will contain additional class rooms, standard ICT centre, standard Lecture theatre, modern laboratories, school canteen/restaurant, sport facilities, demonstration room and other vital components that will promote the learning system in the school.”
The proprietor also commended the members of the governing council of the institution for their concern towards the development of the school, “I have to categorically mention that the moral support we are receivng from Dialogue Group of Companies under it’s able chairman and CEO in person of Alh. Mahadi Shehu is appreciated.
“Finally, with deepest sense of regret, I would like to use this medium to extend our condolence to the parents of one of our students who was kidnapped and later killed by kidnappers early this year along Kaduna Birnin Gwari road on his way back to school after the semester break.
“Indeed, we wish Armaya’u Suleiman was here in our midst but he is not because who loved him most has taken him. May Allah grant him Aljannah Firdausi with other members of the family that lost their lives during the ugly incidence.”
There was also presentations to deserving students and teachers as well as a lecture on entrepreneurship.